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Day of Giving May 3, 2019

An SPS Christmas Tradition

Over the past seven years, a special Christmas tradition has evolved at St. Philip School. Inspired by their yearly attendance at the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral, the St Philip Middle School, under the direction of Spanish teacher Nancee Marshall, produces a Christmas pageant that celebrates Spanish culture.  St Philip students in grades K-8 both enjoy and perform in the unique Christmas program based on Spanish Christmas customs, songs, and traditions including many familiar carols sung in Spanish, traditional Spanish verses, and dance. Highlight of the performance is the re-enactment of Las Posadas, a Christmas festival originating in Latin America, that dramatizes the search of Joseph and Mary for lodging. The story includes Mary and Joseph, inn keepers, animals of the stable, and the Three Wise Men. St Philip School truly wishes all of the families who attend the performance each year Felice Navidad!